hope

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occasionally hurt hearts

give way to droll souls

in the hope that may

placate the pain we

maintain in veins

that slowly drains

us.

( in the hope

that we may

heal )

© Hudson Biko

Photograph: Xavier Sotomayor

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Droll (It’s been a while since I did one these, thought I’d give it a try today. 💞 )

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Solitary

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nightfall settles

into crevices

of blue

sky.

solitary

shadows

bleed. into

backdrops of

lightbulbs and

fleeting existence

  • how many times do we stay when we don’t need to? 

© Hudson Biko

Photograph by  The How Photographer

Tea

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Tongues twisted

and lips burned

As taste was lost

in the words

that transpired

over morning cups

reeking of hesitation

and spoons of resignation

( Slowly brewing )

© Hudson Biko

Photograph: Drew Taylor

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Tea

Meddle

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The numbers trickle

like rain

on window panes

On summer mornings

mourning

the disappearance

of tranquility

and rationality

In worlds moving

across computer screens

like words typed

at 200 over the limit

per minute

Opening scars

left unfilled

by likes

and open mics

On Sunday nights

in bars

that barred

the entrance

of those who had words

poured hard

out of mouths

that could

never control

their role

in societies

we called ourselves

Like words

that stood

dead wood

Because

they controlled

us

 

© Hudson Biko

Photograph: Samuel Zeller

 

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Meddle

Blossom I

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We watched them

gradually emerge

from submerged

pots

that held all sorts

of realities

in microcosms

magnifying

our darkness

against a spectrum

of hope

and benevolence

 

and we couldn’t take it

 

© Hudson Biko

Photograph: Naomi Tamar

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Blossom